Sunset Live Outdoor Concert Series’ spring finale features Beatriz Gonzalez, all-female lineup

TAMI CUPPLES-HERNANDEZ | STAFF WRITER Sunset Live Outdoor Music Festival marks its 40th event Saturday at McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, and the celebration is...

Hobbies in nature series at Quinta Mazatlan

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORGet ready for the most colorful migration of the year with Quinta Mazatlan’s “Spring Songbirds, Colorful Travelers” from 3 to...

Garden View: Petunias are a colorful addition to your home

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Petunias have long been a mainstay in summer gardens north of the Rio Grande Valley. In our climate,...

Garden View: Moringa plants offer a variety of health benefits

The moringa tree, moringa oleifera, originates from tropical and sub-tropical areas of southern Asia, especially India. Moringa has been utilized as a medicinal herb...

Advice: Life is not picture perfect

Advice: Celebrate the blessings you have and appreciate every imperfect moment of your life.

Advice: A happy life has balance

When you live life with a clear vision of what your priorities are, and your family scale is thrown off balance, it’s not difficult...

TFA educator at IDEA challenges her students with higher standards

Teach for America (TFA) is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To...

UTRGV faculty exhibit includes deep, personal works

BY NANCY MOYEROver the years, art has been identified as a major indicator in understanding the social ethos of epochs, countries, and even political...

Surface Treatment: Musical instruments become the canvas for bead painting

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Symphony of Color” is indeed a mood-lifting experience. On display at the International Museum of Art and Science’s...

Update: Monitor reporter down 10 pounds

It’s taken me a month to lose 10 pounds, and I don’t know how to feel about that. I feel like crying and celebrating,...